American Planning Association (APA) conference
As part of the conference, a day-long Plan Commissioner Training
session will be offered on Thursday, September 14. Commissioners will learn the essential elements of creating and maintaining an efficient and productive plan process and participate in a mock public hearing. Register here
TODrinks will be held on Thursday, September 14, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hotel Indigo. Conference registration is not required.
The National Alliance for Preservation Commissions will present a Commission Assistance and Mentoring Program (CAMP) on Saturday, September 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the McLean County Museum of History (200 N. Main St., Bloomington, IL). Register online
Vision Zero Chicago
Vision Zero Chicago, a program from the City of Chicago that focuses on eliminating death and serious injury from traffic crashes by 2026, is holding several public open meetings
on the West Side of Chicago.
Jefferson Park Park(ing) Day
Jefferson Park Forward (JPF) is participating in Park(ing) Day on Friday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Park Transit Center (4917 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago). For information, visit Facebook
or the JPF website
STIP and MYP Open House
IDOT is seeking input on its upcoming FY2018-21 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and its FY2019-24 Proposed Highway Improvement Program (MYP). A public meeting
will be held for District 3 at the District 3 office (700 E. Norris Dr., Ottawa) on Tuesday, September 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Comments can also be emailed to DOT.OPPMYPOutreach@illinois.gov
through September 15.
Inclusion in planning and architecture
Join the Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) and Chicago Architecture Foundation on Friday, September 15, for "Inclusion in Architecture: Getting beyond the Pipeline Development," a panel discussion about increasing inclusion in planning and architecture beginning with K-12 students and beyond. The event will be from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. at the APA offices (205 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200, Chicago). Register today
for this and other sessions during AAO's Design Matters Conference
September 14-16 in Chicago.
CNU IL 10: Mind the (Housing) Gap
for a one-day event in Oak Park on Friday, September 22, 2017, hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism to discuss how small-scale, locally motivated, and incremental development can address equitable housing. The program includes panel discussions, a keynote presentation, a walking tour, and a pecha kucha. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.